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Medical related travel in India has been a rapidly growing practice over the last decade. The most sought after medical services are elective procedures and complex specialised surgeries; for example joint replacement (knee/hip), cardiac surgery, spine surgery, brain surgery and cosmetic surgery to name a few. Bangalore is emerging as a preferred destination for many people seeking excellent and advanced medical care. Good air connectivity to Bangalore from all parts of the globe is one of the reasons for selecting Bangalore for medical needs. The growing medical demands in the city have prompted several global players to set up medical institutions in the city. Columbia Asia operates hospitals in Malaysia, Vietnam, India and Indonesia. In India, eight hospitals have been set-up in the last seven years. Bangalore has two Columbia Asia hospitals, one at Hebbal and the other at Yeshwanthpur and one clinic at Doddaballapur. Columbia Asia Hospitals provide services through its consultants across all specialties. These consultants are highly qualified and trained in some of the best institutions in India and abroad. The consultants bring with them extensive knowledge and technical expertise. This combined with the excellent infrastructure and latest technology enables Columbia Asia Hospitals to deliver patient care as per internationally accepted protocols.

At Columbia Asia, clinical services most sought after by patients across India include spinal surgery, cochlear implants, orthopedics, minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, cardiology, bone marrow transplants, cosmetic surgery and Tele radiology. The Orthopadic department offers the latest techniques in orthopaedic surgery which includes Minimally Invasive Surgery, uncemented hip replacement and arthroplasties. The department has highly trained surgeons with expertise in knee, hip and shoulder replacements, arthroscopy (key hole surgery) of knee and shoulder, complex arthroscopic surgical procedures like multi-ligament reconstruction of knee and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Paediatric orthopaedics which focuses on congenital and developmental deformities and juvenile arthritis is another area of specialisation.

Complex spine surgeries: The Columbia Asia Hospitals offer minimally invasive spine surgery for cervical or lumbar disc prolapse. Newer technology surgeries are performed for degenerative spine disorders, deformity correction (scoliosis surgery), disc replacement, minimally invasive fusions and extended level surgical spinal decompressions. Renal Transplantation: The team at Columbia Asia has performed over1800 adult and pediatric kidney transplants including multiple artery transplants, double ureter transplants and re-do transplants for the second and third time. The success rate of the Kidney Transplant Programme is comparable with the best in the world. The team performs both living donor and cadaver transplants. Urology: The department provides treatment for a wide range of disease conditions of the prostate, bladder and associated organs.

Advanced techniques such as minimally invasive surgery, laser surgery are performed for prostate enlargement and removal of stones in the kidney, renal tract and bladder. The Cochlear Implant Programme at Columbia Asia Hospitals aims at providing the highest level of diagnostic, surgical and ehabilitation services. Deafness identified early helps address the challenges involved in the normal development of the child, including speech, which usually gets affected. At Columbia Asia Hospitals we have a policy of a policy of mandatory screening of all our new born for deafness, to ensure early detection and treatment. The high levels of expertise of our cochlear implant team, backed by the advanced medical technology ensure excellent outcomes and quick recovery.

Weight loss treatment and bariatric surgery : Different types of weight loss surgeries are tailored to meet individual patient needs. Morbid obesity treatment through psychological support, diet and behaviour therapy, pharmacotherapy and regular exercise regimens are provided by the multidisciplinary team of experts. Gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are a few of the common bariatric surgery options. The Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgeries at Columbia Asia Hospitals offer preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services for cardiac and vascular diseases. The consultants are highly qualified and skilled with expertise in all types of cardiac procedures.

Cardiac disorders are managed both medically and surgically. The hospital offers round the clock services for cardiac emergencies and is equipped with the advanced infrastructure to manage and treat complicated heart conditions. The cardiology department is backed by diagnostic services such as catheterisation laboratory, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI and other associated services. The department of Oncology offers a range of services including: Surgical oncology for complex site-specific cancers such as head, neck, thoracic, breast, gastro intestinal tract, genitourinary, bone, soft tissue and gynaecological malignancies; medical oncology focusing on the treatment and prevention of solid tumours and hematological neoplasms; and both autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplants.

The department of Plastic and reconstructive surgery : at Columbia Asia Hospitals offers surgeries for correction or restoration of a part of the body, where the defect may be the result of a congenital abnormality, an accident, a disease or an aging process. The hospitals routinely perform many types of reconstructive surgeries such as hand surgery and microsurgery. The departments also perform cosmetic surgeries like, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction, facial implants and jaw correction surgeries. teleradiology Columbia Asia is proud to offer teleradiology services of the highest quality.

A team of in-house and international radiologists report round the clock to support the enrolled hospitals. The team also supports radiologists of other hospitals in reading complex images and providing expert opinion. Columbia Asia Hospitals recognizes that international patients have exclusive needs and require special attention and personalised service for their treatments outside their country of origin. Columbia Asia offers seamless service and end-to-end services in choosing the right Columbia Asia Hospital and the right doctor for you.

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